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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 5/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 7.09
SPAR's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
87% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.40 vs. SPAR: 7.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
SPAR' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 1.36 Max: No Debt
Current: 7.09
Equity to Asset 0.61
SPAR's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
83% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.44 vs. SPAR: 0.61 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
SPAR' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.31  Med: 0.63 Max: 0.77
Current: 0.61
0.31
0.77
F-Score: 3
Z-Score: 4.32
M-Score: -3.43
WACC vs ROIC
8.34%
-9.17%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) -1.34
SPAR's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
92% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.16 vs. SPAR: -1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
SPAR' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.27  Med: 1.28 Max: 8.14
Current: -1.34
-2.27
8.14
Net-margin (%) -2.44
SPAR's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.05 vs. SPAR: -2.44 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
SPAR' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.08  Med: 0.55 Max: 5.06
Current: -2.44
-3.08
5.06
ROE (%) -8.56
SPAR's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. SPAR: -8.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
SPAR' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.68  Med: 1.49 Max: 28.49
Current: -8.56
-10.68
28.49
ROA (%) -5.51
SPAR's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.22 vs. SPAR: -5.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
SPAR' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.23  Med: 1.02 Max: 14.73
Current: -5.51
-7.23
14.73
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -6.19
SPAR's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.18 vs. SPAR: -6.19 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPAR' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.97  Med: 3.66 Max: 38.69
Current: -6.19
-10.97
38.69
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 4.70
SPAR's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.60 vs. SPAR: 4.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPAR' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.2  Med: 4.70 Max: 29.8
Current: 4.7
-21.2
29.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 92.80
SPAR's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 20 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 10.90 vs. SPAR: 92.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EPS Growth (3Y)(%) only.
SPAR' s EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -75.2  Med: 6.85 Max: 92.8
Current: 92.8
-75.2
92.8
» SPAR's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-05)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
Oprt. Cash Flow & Net Income

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

SPAR Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Jim Simons 68,800 sh (+63.42%)
Chuck Royce 1,413,793 sh (+4.28%)
Mario Gabelli 290,000 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 3,973,486 sh (-0.68%)
Paul Tudor Jones 76,534 sh (-38.34%)
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Q3 2015

SPAR Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Chuck Royce 1,504,537 sh (+6.42%)
Mario Gabelli 290,000 sh (unchged)
John Rogers 3,916,031 sh (-1.45%)
Jim Simons 63,700 sh (-7.41%)
Paul Tudor Jones 64,203 sh (-16.11%)
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Q4 2015

SPAR Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 102,200 sh (+60.44%)
Chuck Royce 1,733,062 sh (+15.19%)
Mario Gabelli 290,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 63,203 sh (-1.56%)
John Rogers 3,725,797 sh (-4.86%)
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Q1 2016

SPAR Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Jim Simons 184,200 sh (+80.23%)
John Rogers 4,257,619 sh (+14.27%)
Chuck Royce 1,841,479 sh (+6.26%)
Mario Gabelli 290,000 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones 26,245 sh (-58.48%)
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Business Description

Industry: Truck Manufacturing » Truck Manufacturing
Compare:SHSE:600760, TSE:7226, ASX:MXI, IST:KATMR, ATH:PETRO » details
Traded in other countries:SP8.Germany,
Spartan Motors Inc is a custom engineer and manufacturer of specialized motor vehicle chassis and bodies. The Company through its subsidiaries also manufacturers bodies for markets including emergency response vehicles & delivery and service vehicles.

Spartan Motors Inc was organized as a Michigan corporation on September 18, 1975. The Company is a niche market engineer and manufacturer in the heavy-duty, custom vehicles marketplace. It operates in three reportable business segments: Emergency Response Vehicles, Delivery and Service Vehicles, and Specialty Vehicles. Emergency Response Vehicles segment engineers and manufactures emergency response chassis, emergency response bodies and aerial equipment. Delivery and Service Vehicles segment consists of Utilimaster and is engaged in designing and manufacturing walk-in vans for the delivery and service market and the production of commercial truck bodies along with related aftermarket parts and assemblies & Specialty Vehicles segment consists of the Spartan Chassis operations that engineer, manufacture or assemble motor home chassis, defense vehicles and other specialty chassis and distribute related aftermarket parts and assemblies. It has five wholly owned operating subsidiaries: Spartan Motors Chassis, Inc., located at the corporate headquarters in Charlotte, Michigan; Crimson Fire, Inc. located in Brandon, South Dakota; Crimson Fire Aerials, Inc., located in Ephrata, Pennsylvania; Utilimaster Holdings, Inc located in Wakarusa, Indiana; and Classic Fire LLC ("Classic Fire"), located in Ocala, Florida. Spartan Chassis is a designer, engineer and manufacturer of custom heavy-duty chassis. Crimson engineers and manufactures fire trucks built on chassis platforms purchased from either Spartan Chassis or outside sources; Crimson Aerials engineers and manufactures aerial ladder components for fire trucks; Classic Fire engineers and manufactures fire trucks that are built on commercial chassis and offered at a lower price point for use as brush trucks, urban interface, tankers and smaller rescues; Utilimaster is a manufacturer of specialty vehicles made to customer specifications in the delivery and service market. The Company markets its specialty vehicles, including custom emergency response chassis, emergency response bodies and other specialty vehicles, throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as select markets in South America and Asia, primarily through the direct contact of its sales department with OEMs, dealers and end users. The Company utilizes dealer organizations that establish close working relationships through their sales departments with end users. The Company competes with companies that manufacture for similar markets. Its direct competitors in the emergency vehicle apparatus market are mainly smaller manufacturers. The Company's manufactured products and the industries in which it operate are subject to extensive federal and state regulations.

Ratios

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industry
vs
history
Forward P/E 22.57
SPAR's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
100% of the 10 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 12.27 vs. SPAR: 22.57 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 46.04
SPAR's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked lower than
93% of the 14 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 21.12 vs. SPAR: 46.04 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
SPAR' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.96  Med: 10.03 Max: 155.12
Current: 46.04
0.96
155.12
P/B 1.49
SPAR's P/B is ranked higher than
61% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.98 vs. SPAR: 1.49 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
SPAR' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.44  Med: 1.08 Max: 6.54
Current: 1.49
0.44
6.54
P/S 0.39
SPAR's P/S is ranked higher than
75% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. SPAR: 0.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
SPAR' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.08  Med: 0.38 Max: 1.47
Current: 0.39
0.08
1.47
PFCF 7.70
SPAR's PFCF is ranked higher than
67% of the 12 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.47 vs. SPAR: 7.70 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
SPAR' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 7.18 Max: 92.64
Current: 7.7
0.93
92.64
POCF 6.50
SPAR's POCF is ranked higher than
60% of the 15 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 6.86 vs. SPAR: 6.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
SPAR' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.81  Med: 7.08 Max: 352.31
Current: 6.5
0.81
352.31
EV-to-EBITDA 936.12
SPAR's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
100% of the 23 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 8.90 vs. SPAR: 936.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
SPAR' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -19.7  Med: 10.20 Max: 936.12
Current: 936.12
-19.7
936.12
Shiller P/E 24.06
SPAR's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
64% of the 11 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 17.73 vs. SPAR: 24.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
SPAR' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.8  Med: 13.29 Max: 68.03
Current: 24.06
3.8
68.03
Current Ratio 1.99
SPAR's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
67% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.69 vs. SPAR: 1.99 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
SPAR' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.63  Med: 2.37 Max: 5.18
Current: 1.99
1.63
5.18
Quick Ratio 1.18
SPAR's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.14 vs. SPAR: 1.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
SPAR' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.92  Med: 1.32 Max: 3.33
Current: 1.18
0.92
3.33
Days Inventory 52.87
SPAR's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
75% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 67.50 vs. SPAR: 52.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
SPAR' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 47.76  Med: 61.19 Max: 95.98
Current: 52.87
47.76
95.98
Days Sales Outstanding 39.10
SPAR's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
73% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 53.34 vs. SPAR: 39.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
SPAR' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 32.82  Med: 37.26 Max: 71.14
Current: 39.1
32.82
71.14
Days Payable 29.88
SPAR's Days Payable is ranked lower than
90% of the 21 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 64.43 vs. SPAR: 29.88 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
SPAR' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 11.42  Med: 20.43 Max: 56.59
Current: 29.88
11.42
56.59

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 1.56
SPAR's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
88% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.26 vs. SPAR: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
SPAR' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.92 Max: 5.7
Current: 1.56
0.42
5.7
Forward Dividend Yield 1.58
SPAR's Forward Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
84% of the 32 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.21 vs. SPAR: 1.58 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Dividend Yield only.
N/A
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.56
SPAR's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
88% of the 33 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 3.72 vs. SPAR: 1.56 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
SPAR' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.42  Med: 1.92 Max: 5.7
Current: 1.56
0.42
5.7
3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio -0.40
SPAR's 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio is ranked lower than
64% of the 11 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -0.20 vs. SPAR: -0.40 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio only.
SPAR' s 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -5.3  Med: -1.00 Max: 5.2
Current: -0.4
-5.3
5.2

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 2.87
SPAR's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
57% of the 14 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 4.66 vs. SPAR: 2.87 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
SPAR' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.04  Med: 2.64 Max: 7.94
Current: 2.87
1.04
7.94
Price/Tangible Book 1.75
SPAR's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
59% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 2.40 vs. SPAR: 1.75 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
SPAR' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.62  Med: 1.49 Max: 4.68
Current: 1.75
0.62
4.68
Price/Projected FCF 0.98
SPAR's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
71% of the 14 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.48 vs. SPAR: 0.98 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
SPAR' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.43  Med: 1.06 Max: 23.92
Current: 0.98
0.43
23.92
Price/Median PS Value 1.03
SPAR's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
64% of the 22 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. SPAR: 1.03 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
SPAR' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 1.04 Max: 2.69
Current: 1.03
0.21
2.69
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -3.84
SPAR's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
96% of the 24 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: 7.10 vs. SPAR: -3.84 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
SPAR' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.9  Med: 8.35 Max: 79.4
Current: -3.84
-3.9
79.4
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -26.63
SPAR's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
94% of the 16 Companies
in the Global Truck Manufacturing industry.

( Industry Median: -8.69 vs. SPAR: -26.63 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
SPAR' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.7  Med: 3.25 Max: 49.8
Current: -26.63
-39.7
49.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $555.8
EPS (TTM) $ -0.40
Beta0.89
Short Percentage of Float2.12%
52-Week Range $2.61 - 6.44
Shares Outstanding (Mil)34.44

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue (Mil $) 575 591
EPS ($) 0.11 0.28
EPS without NRI ($) 0.11 0.28
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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